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speeches, fund-raisers, they're all over. now comes down to u.s. voters. more than 120 million are expected to show up at the polls. >> and european investors are holding off on big moves. equities just edging higher led by technology stocks. >> and adecco sees hiring picking up in america. >>> we're finally here, election day in the united states. before that, we have the latest pmis out of the eurozone. economy declined steepening going into the fourth quarter. the final services pmi lower than the flash. it was 46.2 was the flash. lowest since july 2009. that means the composite final pmi 45.7. the flash 45.8. french services pmi weakened, also. 46.2. so both those major parts of the eurozone economy -- >> and remember, this is a leading indicator. if you see europe doing any better next year, you have to start seeing at least this indicator bottoming. >> dollar just dipped down to its lowest point of the session on the back of that. and of course we've got in spain they're talking about the groth being much weaker than the government's forecast. >> even though their service might have b
of what we, all of us, do tomorrow. and, boy, that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "the ed show" starts right now. >>> good evening, americans. welcome to "the ed show" from new york. with less than four hours to election day, this thing is going down to the wire. this is "the ed show." let's get to work. >> if you're having problems, i've got 99 problems but mitt ain't one. >> trying to slam the door shut in ohio. but the lines are long and the fight isn't over. >> that's not a bad way to bring it home. >> tonight ohio state senator nina turner and former governor charlie crist. >>> the gender gap is widening for republicans. terri o'neill and joan walsh on the war on women. >>> plus the all-star panel of howard fineman, richard wolffe and eugene robinson on the final hours of the campaign. and miemy final thoughts on why the future of the middle class is at stake. >> the future never has lobbyists, but the dreams of those children will be our sa saving grace. that's why i need you, ohio. >>> good to have you with us tonight. thanks for watching. after years of campaigning
, columnist and michael goodwin. former u.s. investor john bolton. kt mcfarland. nationally renowned psychologi psychologist, and all among our guests here tonight to sort out what is happening. joining me, the election night eight-teanighta-team. let's start with this race as we look at what is happening here. the president rested today, although he did a number of interviews, went to the campaign staff. still campaigning. what do you believe that signifies if any. >> nothing. part of the strategy for the obama camp was the cost of supporting a candidate. president obama doing a lot of promoting. trying to make a last-minute play. we will see what happens. lou: what is your sense of what is happening? >> you said neither candidate could be comfortable read we saw them both assuming they had already locked up romney in virginia and florida. president obama in wisconsin of all places in pennsylvania, these were supposed to be safe. the heavy turnout is something in general you can find it favors one or the other. more people vote, the better. that will make it a better election, my be
: using compromise could be forced on president obama? charles: we will hear the term care can down the road. that will one be here over and over again. stuart: you are saying yes. mitt romney could compromise. you are saying obama may be forced to compromise. i see a stock-market rally in either scenario. >> spending is that 20% gdp and the president will work hard to keep it as high as he can. mitt romney will work to bring that into line because he recognizeds the more you spend in the public sector the less you have in the private sector. if you want private sector jobs you got to manage government spending. it is that historical highs. it is much better for the economy that we go to the other scenario. stuart: week romney we have seen in the last couple weeks in the debate, you have watched him. you may have been at some of his speeches. is that the guy you knew? >> absolutely. he is a sophisticated guy. doesn't lose his temper certainly not in public. he is working to figure out how to push the ball down the field. that is the mitt romney i see speaking to us. stuart: did he e
long. you have sent us pictures proving how much you care about this vote and we saw you lining up before dawn in virginia, braving lines, rain in florida, children in tow and even guys with surfboards and bare feet as in chicago a woman who went to the polls while in labor then went on to the hospital. >>> talk about the candidates in these last moments, the two men who have been racing to the finish line spent the day proving determination and stamina and abc's white house correspondent jake tapper starts us off in chicago where the president is with his family waiting for results. jake. >> reporter: good evening on this exciting night, diane. president obama and his campaign are gurding hem thfls for a long night and the president said this might spill into the morning but he fully expects by tomorrow he will be re-elected. it is out of his hands and in yours. >> my name is barack obama, you know, the president. >> reporter: at a chicago campaign field office president obama called volunteers in wisconsin to thank them for their hard work. >> hi, is this annie? hi, this is barac
they do about politics. >> reporter: and an increased use of the teleprompter, aides say, to avoid exhaustion-induced mistakes. advisers are confident their argument has been made and heard. all that's left, they say, is driving their supporters to the polls. >> i need your vote, i need your work. walk with me. let's walk together. tomorrow is a new beginning. >> reporter: and brian, even at this late hour, romney advisers remain exceedingly confident they will win this election tomorrow. they dispute polls that show them trailing and cite strength of support among independents and a more enthusiastic base. >> peter alexander starting us off with the romney campaign. and now over to the obama campaign, the president's final push also rode through ohio today. his final stop tonight in iowa, however. nbc's kristen welker with us tonight from des moines. kristen, good evening. >> reporter: good evening. president obama is spendsing this day defending his midwest firewall. last stop right here in ohio, a state that holds special meaning and also crucial electoral votes. it's the last p
at the cincinnati inquirer. the headline, it's all up to us. ohio at the center of the political universe. while this state may, in fact, be important, it wasn't the first to vote. for the first time ever and with its lowest turnout in almost 50 years, a tie this morning in tiny dixville, notch. just after midnight they cast 5 votes for president obama, 5 for governor romney. a few hours south in manchester the governor ends his campaign. >> the last months of our campaign have seen the gathering of strength of a real movement across this country. it's evident in the size of these crowds like this tonight. my goodness. and i understand that there are a few thousand people outdoors that couldn't get in too. >> reporter: after voting near boston this morning, the governor hit the road again thanking campaign workers in pennsylvania and ohio, two key states he hopes to win. president obama wakes up this morning back home in chicago. he plans to continue an election day tradition. a game of basketball before watching results tonight. last night his final campaign rally ever. in iowa, where he first
. >> let us make sure everyone we know gets out to vote on tuesday. earlier, introduced by, bruce springsteen. >> hello, ohio. are you fired up? >> president obama held his final day event in columbus. an estimated 15,000 supporters, and a pitch aimed at ohio. >> i am proud we saved the auto industry. i am even prouder we are making better cars. >> the president visited volunteers and called an ohio voters. >> barack obama. >> four days, republican volunteers have worked with cincinnati, ohio suburbs, to make sure mitt romney supporters to vote. jeremy knows ohio is must-win for romney. >> do you figure, if i do a great job here and now, i can get might guide to the white house backs >> in a small way, yes. >> ohio early voting has been busy, but republican poll watchers could challenge the ballot. >> if you have a very tight race in ohio, he could have a decision that we will not know the results of for about two weeks. >> with no time to worry, president obama went to iowa, mitt romney to new hampshire, campaigning into the night. in a surprise move, the romney campaign announce
ahead and use sudly road as your alternate route. 66 is not affected coming in from manassas to centreville and fairfax, you should be okay. let's take a live look outside and show you what it looks like here on the northbound side of 395, looking good at duke street. 14th street bridge is now bunching up. let's go back over to our maps. this time we're going to head all the way to 270, coming southbound, that's what howard was referring to. it's very slow and heavy out of fredrick, past 109 to 121. on the beltway itself, it's still green, college park into silver spring, so that's good news. and a live look one more time outside, here's what it looks like at the 14th street bridge. i'll be back with more coming up at 6:11. back to you guys. >>> i guess you've heard, today is election day. >> who knew? >> president obama has made his final pitch to voters and now he's waiting. he held rallies in ohio, wisconsin and iowa yesterday. the iowa event was at the same location as his first campaign rally as a presidential candidate five years ago. the president and first lady miche
could get rain and snow. storm-team 4 meteorologist veronica johnson will tell us how much and when. >>> but first, decision day after months and months of campaigning. billions of dollars spent. the election is finally here. the final push that could decide the course of the country for the next four years. this is it. good afternoon, everybody. i'm jim handly. >> i'm pat lawson muse. we are on the trail with president obama and mitt romney. and we're also watching the polls in your neighborhood. we begin with news4's adam tuss in battleground virginia. he joins us live. the lines have been long today. >> reporter: here at this polling place, the line has been about two and a half to three hours long all day. right now, it is moving. that's the good news. it still stretches down the hill and then has to go into the building. waiting to be a part of history. some in the cold shade dance a jig to stay warm keeping the feet moving. once inside the door, greeted by reality again. the line here snaking around corners. twisting and turning before the finish line finally in sight. >> it h
to the streets this weekend. >> now that we know who our president is and what he's willing to do for us, we are even more excited about getting him re-elected. >> this morning we hit 600 houses. this afternoon we probably hit about 20 or 0 houses. not everybody was home but enough people were home that we were able to spread the word. >> woodruff: we assess the polls and the state of the race on election eve with stuart rothenberg, susan page, and andrew kohut. >> ifill: lawyers gear up to monitor polling stations tomorrow. what will they find? jeffrey brown takes a look. >> woodruff: and from legalizing marijuana to gay marriage and taxes, we break down ballot measures worth watching. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: all its own. with united health care, i got help that fit my life, information on my phone, connection to doctors who get where i'm from and tools to estimate what my care may cost. so i never miss a beat. >> we're more than 78,000 people looking out for more than 70 million americans. that's health in n
seen it. >> we're glad you came. >> join us tonight for a special edition of "squawk box." "squawk on the street" begins right now. ♪ >>> after all of the primaries, the ads, the debates, it all comes down to you voting today. good morning. happy election day. welcome to "squawk on the street." i'm carl quintanilla with melis melissa, jim cramer, david faber. some green arrows on the dow. stocks haven't had a three-day winning streak since october 17 as they really do wonder what the end result is going to be after the polls close. as for europe, some pmi numbers coming out. a lot of the negative but some argue not deteriorating as quickly as they have been in recent months and quarters. road map this morning is a long trip from new hampshire to hawaii as americans vote today. markets awaiting the results. bear in mind, 30 million americans have already cast their ballots of early voting. how does that change today's dynamics? >> gm gets 11 billion $11 billi credit lines a sign it may buy back shares from the government. nissan and suzuki see big impact. >> tens of thousands of b
are not allowed to use your cell phone or camera inside a polling place. you can bring up two two children. you can wear clothing or stickers with political messages. you have to leave the polling place after the voting. bring a valid form of identification with you. >> you have to verify their main address and date of birth. maryland does not have an identification law. >> the polls open at 7:00 a.m. this morning and will stay open 8:00 tonight.on kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> maryland voters will select a new senator. some major issues will also appear on your ballot. >> the qualifications -- question three involves the removal of officials. >> if you support the maryland dream act is question number four. question five asks -- >> another major item is question 6 -- a policy the question as a religious issue. >> we support marriage equality and we'll stand by it. >> if approved, churches would be protected. maryland would be the first state to approve gay marriage at the polls. >> question number7 involves expanded gambling. >> question 7 fails tomorrow, we will respect the people's voice an
'll be able to reach democrats and republicans who care more about the country. an increased use of the teleprompters, to avoid mistakes >> i need your vote, i need your work, walk with me, let's walk together, tomorrow is a new beginning. >> reporter: and brian, even at this late hour, romney advisers remain very confident that they will win this election tomorrow. they dispute polls that show them trailing and cite strength of support among independents and a more enthusiastic base. >> peter alexander, starting us off with the romney campaign, thank you, peter. now over to the obama campaign, his push also rode through ohio today. his final stop in ohio, however. nbc's kristen welker has more. >> reporter: president obama is defending his firewall last stop right here in iowa, a state that holds special meaning and also crucial electoral votes. it is the last push, today, the president traveled more than a thousand miles through the three midwestern battleground states he sees as critical to the election, from wisconsin. >> are you fired up? to ohio, where he continues to capit
>>> hello, thank you for joining us, i'jc hayward. well, the long, bitter presidential campaign is over and now it is up to you to decide who will lead our country. where the the candidates today? begat checkan is in chicago, but we'll start with randall pinkston where republican challenger mitt romney voted earlier today. >>reporter: mitt romney and his wife, ann, cast their ballots at a senior center in their hometown of belmont, massachusetts today. then they kissed each other good-bye. >> yeah, i feel great about ohio. >>reporter: romney head today a last minute campaign rally in cleveland where his running mate paul ryan joined him. ryan voted for himself twice today in the swing state of wisconsin where he's also running for reelection to congress. later today romney will be in pittsburgh, pennsylvania, a state as campaign advisers now say is up for grabs. >> in the last few weeks we've seen pennsylvania, the polls there tighten, and become a tremendous opportunity. >>reporter: romney hopes the enthusiasm surrounding his campaign leads to a big turnout at turnout polls.
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think will be it for a lot of us. freeze warnings in effect as a result across the metro area. even stretching towards the eastern shore. that will be in effect until 9:00 this morning when we finally make it above the three -- above the freezing mark at 38 degrees. by noon, partly cloudy skies. 47. nothing to prevent you from getting out and voting. if you have to stand in line, it will be chilly and the wind will be a little brisk. so you want to dress appropriately with gloves and hats. coastal storm right around the corner. more details in a second. let's check on traffic this morning. >> i think it will be spread out a little bit more with election day. we normally see that but he will see that lingering to the later part of the morning. keep that in mind. that little extra time to escape the wind chill this morning. manassas, enclosed is the prince william parkway. to the force out of i-66. the intersection completely shut down with the grass. beltsofrford road. a good in the district. back to you. >> president obama and mitt romney have made their pitch is to voters. now it i
us tonight. we invite you to join us at 8:00 starting on c-span. listen to it on c-span radio. also tune into c-span.org for more information and other information concerning election night 2012. for our first 45 minutes, we want to have you weigh in on why you decided to vote or perhaps why you decided not to vote. and here is how you can best reach us at the bottom of your screen -- you can also put something on our facebook page or tweet us and also you can send us an e-mail. again, for our next 45 minutes why you decided to vote or why you decided not to vote. the headlines from the battle ground state newspaper, the "miami herald," final countdown. polls open at 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. that's the "miami herald." the end of the road, clinton stops here. -- clumps here, romney finishes tonight. the columbus dispatch out of ohio, it's decision time. poll hours, 6:30 a.m., 7:30 p.m. the subhead, the last push. a big choice on the government's role is how they decided to headline the subhead. candidates may be close in the polls but their visions are wide apart. just to give you a sa
jon: get out there and vote. and thank you for joining us. jenna: you too send me a picture. thanks for joining me, everybody, "america live" starts right now. megyn: fox news alert on a white house race for the ages, a review of polling data now suggesting the contest between president obama and mitt romney is the closist presidential race in almost 890 years. welcome to election day 2012 right here at america's election headquarters. i'm megyn kelly. thank you for being with us. after four nationally televised debates. after millions of ads and knocks on doors millions of americans are heading to the polls, as they do each camp doing what they can to keep their supporters voters and believing. mitt romney holds a pair of 11th hour rallies in ohio and pennsylvania his team releases internal polling regarding key battleground states. this is why the president is hold up in chicago and his campaign manager has messages for supporters saying keep calm no matter what they first hear about exit polls. i do want to sig to say that the vice president is also campaigning in ohio. keep calm
compassion and strong convictions. i wanted a president who was smart. >> that's it for us. thanks for watching. "early start" begins now. >>> welcome to a special election day edition of "early start." it's here and the battle for every last vote is on this morning. the best political team on tv has it covered from wire to wire today. >> i'm john berman. the first election results, they are in from the tiny towns of dixville notch. and in one of these towns, it's a result we've never seen before. >> the campaign trail extended. i'm christine romans. governor romney will keep pressing with two stops in the battlegrounds while president obama shoots hoops, an election day tradition. >> and i'm zoraida sambolin. the immense damage from hurricane sandy forcing an election day scramble. people voting by e-mail and different polling stations and in some cases literally moving the earth to have their voices heard. >> joining us throughout the morning, congressman randy forbes of virginia, delaware governor jack markell, jim clyburn, obama campaign senior adviser david axelrod, bob mcdona
number of women's group, can you help us find folks. they brought us binders full of women. >> governor we don't have horses and bayonets because the nature of our military is changed. >> jack kennedy lowered taxes. >> oh you're jfk. >> don't boo, vote. voting is the best revenge. stuart: this is exciting. this is decision day. i'm stuart varney and this is a special election day edition of "varney & company". we have an all-star cast spread throughout the studio and across the country for you. gerri willis at romney headquarters in boston. rich edson at obama headquarters in chicago. sandra smith is tracking key swing states for us. scott rasmussen has final polls and a prediction. first our company for the for the hour, former presidential candidate steve forbes and radio host and best-selling author, monica crowley. to you first, you're both conservatives. monica, who is going to win. >> governor romney will win the presidency by three percentage points and over 300 votes. stuart: are you being objective? >> i hope not my wishful thinking. over last month and a half i have been to mo
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've got chuck todd joining us and howard fineman. i have to give you some anecdotal information which has given me good information. i have a brother charlie who always votes for the winner. he called me an hour ago and said it's obama. because that's who he's going to vote for. don't laugh, chuck. when you get an absolute provable leading indicator you will never let it go either. so i've got one. i've looked at all the numbers today. all the numbers seem to point to a mild victory for obama. none seem to point for a victory for romney. what do you know so far? >> i can tell you the body language of the campaign, talking to the two campaigns. the obama folks don't think they're trailing in a single battleground state and this is the day before the election. that's not to say they think they win every one of the nine battlegrounds if you include north carolina in that larger nine. that's how confident they are. that's how much they believe that they have done enough of what i would call the building the flood walls, if you will, with the early vote and the absentee. and what their turn in
's mike taibbi in colorado for us. >>> well, tonight brian williams and our entire political team will be with you all night as election results come in. our special election coverage begins at 7:00 p.m., 6:00 central time right here on this nbc station. >>> nbc meteorologist bill karins is down in democracy plaza. he has your weather channel forecast. good morning, bill. >> good morning to you, lynn. this tonight will be a wild scene, packed. everyone wondering who will reach the magic number first of 270. we have it on the side of the building. as the states are called and their electoral votes are added up, you'll see signs rising up near the billing. when it gets to the top, a big scene late tonight or maybe tomorrow morning. hopefully no lawyers involved. let's talk about the forecast. we have minor issues fror election day. we have light rain in the forecast around seattle and olympia and portland. it's not going to cause anyone harm getting out. down in florida, we're watching heavy rain moving in there early this morning, especially from the i-4, tampa to orlando. that's a
had my sister and i and raised us in new york. she could not vote in her home town until she was 40 years old in 1965 but her generation made it possible for me to vote, for me to run for president, for me to sit in rockefeller center on election eve. i owe my children more than i have. she gave me more than she had. tomorrow i like obama but i'll be voting for my mama. thank you for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >>> an easy choice. let's play "hardball." >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in philadelphia. let me start tonight with this. tomorrow america, this country of ours will be divided. half the country will vote for president obama and keep faith with the current direction. half will vote with varying degrees of anger to depart from it. to who knows in one of the various directions governor romney has offered. with him you need a weather map to know what road he's going to take on any given day. the question looms now of how this country will get together the day after tomorrow. i always think that's important, but it's more important now because o
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to this special edition of the newshour. kwame holman starts us off tonight with an election day wrap-up. then, we take the temperature at the campaigns' headquarters, with ray suarez in chicago and margaret warner in boston. >> woodruff: mark shields and david brooks join us with their analysis. >> ifill: jeffrey brown on who's voting and why, plus key congressional races with christina bellantoni and stuart rothenberg. >> woodruff: we get historical perspective from michael beschloss and richard norton smith. >> ifill: and hari sreenvasan shows how you can find the latest results online at our data-driven map center. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> music is a universal language. when i was in an accident i was worried the health care system spoke a language all its own. with united health care i got help that fit my life, information on my phone, connection to doctors who get where i'm from, and tools to estimate what my care may cost. so i never miss a beat. >> we're more than 78,000 people looking out for more tha
put some water, maybe some red bull whatever you need to stay up with us to watch it all happen tomorrow. tomorrow is a big day. your country needs you. plan ahead. plan tonight. it's going to take a long time. we will be back at 6:00 eastern tomorrow night for election . >>> good morning and welcome to election day 2012. the candidates have spoken. the fundraising is done and the campaign ads have run and run and run. polling stations across the country are gearing up for today's vote and those in the wake of hurricane sandy's destructive path are doing the best they can. obama versus romney, democrats versus republicans. the world is watching and now it's your decision, america. good morning everyone on this election day 2012. i'm lynn berry. this is a special edition of "first look" on msnbc. >>> millions of votes have already been cast and the candidates will do last minute politicking early today. in ohio 1.8 million absentee ballots have already been cast. that's up from 2008. in florida, nearly 4.5 million people have already voted early or by absentee coming very close t
'm allison seymour. happy you are with us on this important day. tucker barnes joining us for a look at that weather. good morning. >> good morning. it's cold outside. don't need to tell you that. temperatures falling back into the 20s. we're in the mid 30s in town. a chilly afternoon. winter coat to start your day. 34 at regan national. coldest temperature so far . 28 at dulles. and freeze warning in affect. for much of the area hard freeze overnight with temperatures back into the 20s. places like frederick, mid 20s overnight. all right looking at the satellite radar, should be a sunny and bright start to your day. a few clouds but much of the day sunny and bright. the cloud cover will start to work in and will turn mostly cloudy as we wait the arrival of our storm system. the noreaster we've been talking about. more details on that coming up. for election day, sunny skies. going to be dries this -- dry this afternoon. let's do traffic and get the latest from julie wright. >> we have a couple things to make note of. we have problems with metro's blue orange line. that has been mov
will be tomorrow. just in terms of the president's path. can you take us down that path? >> i can. but i have to leave all this partisan -- >> please do. >> they're going to start voting in new hampshire in a couple hours. the main event is tomorrow as we look at the map. it's got a file up there that i'm going to have to close and make it go away, i can handle that with the map. one thing we know, here's the map from 2008. this is election night. we're not going to have this. we're going to have a much closer, much more competitive election. who can get to 270. you have to say this. the president has an easier path, and the president, if you're a betting person, the money would be safer on the president. it takes 270 to win. we have the president at 237. those are the dark blue states. governor romney at 270, same thing. the question is, who can get to 270 easiest? the president is ending in three midwestern states, wisconsin, ohio and iowa. if he wins those three. nothing else changes, game over. that's why he's there. all of the candidates, you know what they think they need, that's for th
of the u.s. economy. it's tuesday, november 6th, election day, 2012. "squawk box" begins right now. >>> good morning. welcome to "squawk box." i'm becky quick along with joe kernen and andrew ross sorkin and the polls are opening in various parts of the east coast as we speak. some 30 million americans have already voted, including the folks in the tiny village of dixville notch. this follows tradition, they voted just after midnight and with the lowest turnout in almost 50 years, this time around it was a tie. five votes for president obama, five for governor romney. back in 2008, president obama defeated john mccain 16-5. let's take a look at the map. 270 electoral votes are needed to win. nbc news now shows president obama with 237 likely. romney 206. and 95 in the toss-up column, so it is going to be a very long evening, andrew. >> i think we'll be staying up pretty late and then we'll be back at it tomorrow morning. but cnbc's team of reporters has the country covered this morning. stationed in battleground states, campaign headquarters and here at election central. among our
to us. ohio at the center of the political universe. while this state may in fact be important, it wasn't the first to vote. for the first time ever and with its lowest turnout in almost 50 years, a tie this morning in tiny dixville notch. they cast five votes for barack obama, five for governor romney. a few hours south in manchester, the governor ends his campaign. these last months of our campaign have seen the gathering of strength of a real movement across this country. it's evident in the size of these crowds like this tonight. my goodness. [ applause ] and i understand that there are a few thousand people outdoors who couldn't get in, too. >> after voting near boston this morning, the governor hits the road again, thanking campaign workers in pennsylvania and ohio, two key states he hopes to win. president obama wakes up this morning back home in chicago. he plans to continue an election day tradition. a game of basketball before watching results tonight. last night, his final campaign rally ever in iowa where he first won four years ago. >> as long as there's a child anywhere in
-- heading away from us. on the outer loop, construction over the northwest branch between 193 in new hampshire avenue. at this early hour, light volume and not much of it delayed. a little bit and even payment to their back to you. -- a little bit of uneven pavement there. back to you. >> president obama and mitt romney spent the last full day of campaigning in a number of states pushing for votes. our team coverage begins with scott thuman in chicago with the obama camp. >> late last night the president arrived back here in chicago. earlier, he was where it all began -- the morning, iowa. -- des moines iowa. a toss up states that has only six electoral votes up for grabs. he was introduced by bruce springsteen. he has been for the past few days relying on star power to rally these crowds. bruce springsteen was with him yesterday. jay - z was with him. president clinton in pennsylvania on monday showing how tough it is there as well now that mitt romney has put up quite a fight in pennsylvania. yesterday we stopped by field office in chicago. the biggest one for illinois. 125 volunte
're going to stop it, and we must stop it. >> eliot: michael shure will join us with more later in the show. but first to talk voter suppression and some of the issues we've seen in the polls congresswoman sheila jackson lee, thank you for joining our show. >> eliot, thank you so much. it's a pleasure to be with you this evening. >> eliot: now, you had a rally today about voter suppression. tell us why, what the issues still are, and where you see this issue. we've seen some successes in the courts, but tell us how this issue has played out over the past several months? >> well, thank goodness we've had some victories and those victories will play out in our election on the final election day, the election day tomorrow, november 6th. for example ohio just went to court to insist on these last two days of early vote, saturday and sunday, and i just came back from ohio with my colleague in the congressional caucus, and the emphasis was one vote, one person the vote is precious. the idea of how exciting was to see people ebb able to vote this past saturday and sunday. the point should be made
's his first time voting in the u.s. in a presidential election. >> i'm from argentina. i'm an american citizen since 2009. >> he decided to vote early, like hundreds of thousands of other people in the south bay. >> i think this is probably one of the most important days on the calendar, is to actually come out and vote and make sure we vote for the right candidates that we feel will move our country forward in the right direction. >> reporter: the registrar's office in san jose has been processing mail-in ballots for a couple of weeks. 20,000 ballots come in ever day. in the south bay those voting by mail outnumber people that go to the polls on election day. 74% of people in santa clara county now choose to vote by mail. >> it's been very busy. we actually had the weekend voting the past two weekends. >> reporter: that means ne thes scanning machines are counting all the early votes, and they're hard at work tuesday night scanning the ballots that come in from the polls. >> i love to strovote in this country. early voting is wonderful. >> reporter: a new experience for this new ameri
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